Swansea City: James Beattie appointed first-team coach
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Former England striker James Beattie has been appointed first-team coach at Swansea City.
The 37-year-old played alongside Swans manager Garry Monk at Southampton.
He will share first-team coaching duties with Kristian O'Leary and Alan Curtis, and will be responsible for coaching the forwards.
"James... will be given specific responsibility to work on a technical level with our attacking players," Monk told the club's website.
Beattie made more than 200 appearances for Southampton and played five times for England.
|Beattie's playing career began at Blackburn and took him to Southampton, Everton, Sheffield United, Stoke, Rangers and Blackpool before he joined Accrington Stanley in November 2012|
|Combined transfer fees paid for him totalled more than £14m|
|He won his first England cap against Australia in February 2003 and went on to win five in total, without scoring|
|His club career included 497 appearances and he scored 141 goals|
After retiring, he spent 16 months as Accrington manager, having initially been a player-coach at the Lancashire club.
Stanley finished 15th in League Two in the 2013-14 season and Beattie left the Crown Ground by mutual consent in September 2014.
He spent a week with the Swans shadowing Monk in January 2015.
"I've known James for a long time," added Monk.
"He is intelligent, has a great knowledge of the game from his experiences as a player, coach and manager; plus he thinks about the game in the same way as myself."